Last week, the government pledged to release £30m of aid to Afghanistan’s neighbouring countries to help anyone fleeing danger.
Of this £30m, £10m has been made available to humanitarian partners including UNCHR. £20m is being allocated to the countries who experience high numbers of refugees. The government has made this money available to enable:
The coordination of essential supplies
Setting up sanitation and hygiene facilities where needed
Support for reception and registration facilities.
The council has already received many offers of support from our residents and businesses who are looking to help Afghan evacuees escaping the Taliban – these are greatly appreciated. There are a various organisations across the district making efforts to collect and sort clothing donations for refugees coming to the UK. You can also donate funds to charities listed below.
Unit 12 and Community First are welcoming your clothing donations for refugees. You can drop donations off at Unit 12 CIC (Monday to Friday 9am – 4pm) or to the Community First hub in the Shopmobility within Brooks shopping centre (Monday to Friday 11am – 3pm)